NFL has always been a rough contact sport which the players earn millions for. This is what they sign up to do. I’m sure none of the players want to see more rules implemented into their game. Everyone is going crazy over the recent “big hits.” Why? Big hits are supposed to be a highlight of the NFL. I don’t think players are purposely trying to end others careers. While some hits may seem premeditated with intent on injury, that’s just how passionate the game has become. Fining players for helmet to helmet contact is like punishing your child for want more ice cream! The NFL needs to take a long hard look at how they are running things. Taking precaution is one thing, but when you interfere with how the game is played, then you may not get a good response from players or fans.
Speaking of interfering with the game, Roger Goodell is proposing another career altering idea. He wants the regular NFL 16 game season to have 2 more games added to its already grueling schedule. Now how is this supposed to be looking after player safety? An 18 game season would result in way more injuries, shorter careers, single season records shattered, and a bunch of other awful things. How contradicting is Goodell? Many players and fans want former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue back. I really wish this would happen.
As far as the hard hits go, that’s just football. Nobody has had a problem with it before, so why start now? Pretty soon we will see these guys running around playing flag football for millions and millions of dollars. Or even worse, a holdout. It would be such a shame to see the death of the National Football League. If it ain’t broke don’t fix it.
Furthermore, an 18 game season is just absurd. There are 32 NFL teams and 16 games to play. That is perfect chemistry if you ask me.
We will have to see just how far the NFL is going to take this new policy, and their ridiculous ideas. Lets hope someone stop this before they shoot themselves in the foot. The NFL could possibly be setting themselves up to lose fans, players, and money. Nobody wants to see the NFL go soft, and if they do, I will be one less devoted fan of them.